The difference in pods vs. K-cups is HUGE!
Thanks for a fabulous site.
But, in all fairness, after reading about one cup coffee makers, you seem to have missed mentioning one very important difference in the two types of single cup systems. As a true coffe lover, I currently own three different coffee makers. Depends on how much coffee I'm making as to which brewer I use. But by far my most oftenly used coffee maker is my Keurig. This is due chiefly to the fact that I purchased the optional, refillable K-cup filter. I bought a pod machine a couple of years ago and was generally satisfied with it's coffee(though not particularly thrilled) but especially not always happy with my brand choices when purchasing pods. After a year of use, I found the Keurig
refillable K-cup. I was instantly sold. I can make a single cup of coffee with ANY coffee I choose. I find the quality of brand choices available for the Keurig to be of a much higher grade than those available in pod form. But even more importantly, with the refillable K-cup, I can use any coffee I want, almost effortlessly. Yes I have seen the $80 device (plus the cost of extra pod 'filters') to press your own pods, but who really wants to go through such effort? K-cup machines
win hands down in the one cup brewer game.
p.s. I love my Keurig so much, I'm hoping to buy the Breville K-cup brewer soon. I like it's additional features; brew cup size, water temp settings, etc...Editor's Note: If you really want to compare K-Cups and coffee pods, check out the new BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Brewer. It brews with K-Cups, coffee pods AND loose coffee.